Dog friendly holidays in Dorset
Dorset is a county which has always been popular amongst tourists.
Bournemouth is a huge favourite amongst tourists, keen to enjoy the beaches and nightclubs. Nearby, Poole is the second largest settlement in Dorset which attracts plenty of tourists to visit its harbours. Weymouth is another seaside resort with glorious beaches attracting plenty of people from outside the county.
With its range of stunning coastal landscapes and beautiful forestry, your dog is likely to enjoy Dorset just as much as you. There are plenty of dog friendly locations to visit in the country.
Dog friendly beaches in Dorset
Although there are some restrictions, the majority of the beaches in Dorset are happy to accommodate dogs. The main beaches at Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth are often packed during the summer time, hence the restrictions on dogs between 1 May and 30 September.
However, there are still beaches near all three of these locations that you and your pet can enjoy. The best beaches to explore with your four-legged friend include Alum Chine beach, Durley Chine beach, Fisherman’s Walk, Branksome Dene, Hengistbury Head and Abbotsbury where there are no restrictions on dogs. Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Corfe Castle are three other must-see
locations on your trip.
Dog friendly accommodation in Dorset
There are plenty of pet friendly hotels and cottages in superb locations for those who are looking to enjoy a daily coastal walk. A simple Google search for pet frien
dly hotels in Dorset brings up more than 40 options for you and your pooch. Typically, you have to pay more the closer you get to the coast.
With that in mind, it might be worth exploring some of the cottages available in the midst of Dorset’s glorious countryside. There are some beautiful little cottages sitting slap bang in the middle of protected areas of natural outstanding beauty. Staying in these cottages mean that you are on a wonderful walking route as soon as you exit the front door. Again, a simple web search brings up dozens of suitable options.
Walking your dog in the New Forest
Right on the Dorset/Hampshire border lies The New Forest, which features 150 square miles of unenclosed pasture land and forest. For those staying in Dorset, it’s certainly worth taking your mutt for a day exploring the forest.
There are loads of B&Bs or camping holiday parts to stay in as well. If you explore deep enough, you should be able to find museums, activity centres, historic houses and wildlife resorts, many of which are dog-friendly.
There is plenty for dog owne
rs to see and enjoy in Dorset, regardless of the weather. The landscapes arguably look just as good in the winter as they do throughout June, July and August. The county provides the perfect example of how stay-cations can be just as good as trips abroad, especially for those who do not feel comfortable leaving their pets for significant periods of time.
Muddy Paws is based in the beautiful countryside of Dorset, UK. We’re one of the biggest online dog product suppliers competing with some of the biggest UK household pet brands. Find us at www.muddypaws.co.uk